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Review for ACTERRA: Action for a Healthy Planet, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Best non-profit I have ever had the pleasure to know about. This organization is a shining example and a model for others to emulate. I'd like to start a grass-roots environmental organization in MY city, patterned after Acterra (though I still think of it as Bay Area Action, it's previous name).

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The City of Palo Alto is a leader in sustainability, no doubt a result of Acterra's leadership. The Mayor of Palo Alto is currently Peter Drekmeier, one of the founders of Bay Area Action, and he is leading the charge toward sustainable cities.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do just exactly what they are doing now.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The wonderful people Arastradero Preserve I met my (now) wife at an Acterra event! Laura Stec - she rocks!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The best people on earth

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Have a more secure future

Ways to make it better...

I could have stayed living in the area, but life took me away!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Bad economy / fundraising

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Role:  Volunteer & I was, at various times over the years, a volunteer with their environmental stewardship projects, the electric vehicle project, the Environmental Eating Action Team, and other projects that were offshoots and affilitates to Acterra.